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Great Britain Olympic Sailing

bornthiisway:Land’s End, Cornwall, England enchantedengland: On Saturday in Land’s End, Cornwall (the extreme southwesterly point of Britain)

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World awaits as China prepares to raise the curtain on the Beijing Olympics

British sailors Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes of Great Britain practice at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

Sailing into the spotlight Hannah Mills. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. With that in mind, this year’s Team GB sailors have a lot to live up to.

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Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark's long wait for dinghy sailing gold ends

Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have finally clinched gold in the women’s 470 sailing class. The pair, who only needed to cross the finish line to guarantee gold, were forced to wait for their coronation after the final regatta was postponed on Wednesday due to a lack of wind. Mills and Clark’s gold is Team GB’s 21st of the Rio Olympic Games and follows Giles Scott’s triumph in the Finn sailing class. More to follow...

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'Sir Ben' is king of the waves: Ainslie wins fourth gold to become best ever Olympic sailor

#london2012 Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates overall victory after competing in the men's Finn Sailing medal race on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth & Portland (Getty Images)

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Giles Scott sealed gold in sailing's Finn class to give Great Britain their fifth successive Olympic title in the event.

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Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates a provisional gold after the Final Open Laser Sailing at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

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London 2012: Ben Ainslie in Great Britain squad

Ben Ainslie is on course to challenge for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal after being named in the Great Britain sailing team for London 2012.